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Youth Speaks Final 2024

Report ny Mary-Helen Shakespeare   Lucy, Sophie and Emma from Kyle Academy, barely 15, were chosen to represent Scotland in the National final of Youth Speaks which took place in Norwich on Sunday 21st April 2024 at the John Innes Conference Centre. They had already beaten all other teams in Scotland. T... More

Annual Beach Clean 2024 – the final result

Well, the wind blew strongly as forecast but thankfully the rain stayed away from most of us and we all apparently enjoyed the fun and friendship. This year’s big beach clean attracted 225 environmentally-conscious folk to tackle 21 beaches between Girvan in the south and Seamill in the north, thus helping to brush-up ... More

Kenneth Dickie R.I.P.

  We say goodby to one of our great Rotarians, Kenneth Dickie, who died earlier this week. A past President and Secretary we will miss his sparkling humour, his funny monologues and his friendship. More

Annual Big Beach Clean 2024

 2024 ROTARY & AYRSHIRE COASTAL PATH BEACH CLEAN The big annual beach clean takes place over up to twenty beaches on the Ayrshire Coast. Most of these are managed and led by Ayr Rotary Club/Ayrshire Coastal Path but other beaches are organised by the Rotary Clubs of Prestwick and Alloway, and a diverse range of ... More

Ayr Rotary Golf Charity Day

Our annual Charity Golf Day is on Friday 3 May 2024 at Belleisle Golf Course. This year our main beneficiaries are Crosshouse Children's Fund and the Ayrshire Coastal Path Crosshouse Children’s Fund is the charity for babies, children and young people in hospital in Ayrshire and Arran. From the tiniest babies ... More

Burns Supper 23 January 2024

An excellent Burns Supper was held in the Horizon Hotel on Tuesday 23 January 2024. The haggis was piped in and addressed by Jimmy Begg in his usual flawless style. Gordon McKinlay, a past Captain and Past President of Prestwick St Nicholas Golf Club and well known in the local amateur operatic society, proposed the ... More

Willie Stewart’s Christmas Quiz 2023

For many years now Willie Stewart’s Christmas Quiz (or “guessing game” as it should really be entitled) has become a tradition the week before Christmas. So on 19 December 2023, Willie took great delight inflicting his trivia on the company. A close contest resulted in a tie between president Bob Cherry and ... More

Shred Skatepark project is a big success

Report by Ieuan Issac Newton Primary Shred Skatepark Project (A partnering arrangement between Newton Primary School and Shred Skatepark of Ayr sponsored and facilitated by Rotary) Sustainable Progress during this current School Year 2023-24 Following our earlier report, March 2023 of Rotary Club of Ayr’s initiated ... More

District Membership Team Meeting

Report by Hazel McCully On 9th December, our district membership lead Doug Forsyth, came to Ayrshire to give an inspirational talk about Rotary and membership. All 9 clubs from Ayrshire had representatives who attended. Was great to see all Rotarians come together. More

The Modern Apprenticeship Framework – Growing Tomorrow’s Engineers

Ged Freel delivered a passionate talk on the benefits of apprenticeships, at our meeting in the Savoy Park Hotel, on 21 November 2023. Ged was brought up in Ayrshire and graduated in Mathematics from Glasgow University in 1989. In 1994, he became a lecturer at Kilmarnock College, lecturing in Maths, Physics, ... More